differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF

Significantly more magnification 2:1 (2) vs 1:1 (1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Significantly better telephoto 300 mm vs 100 mm
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3x more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4.3x vs 1x
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Around 4.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better wide angle 70 mm vs 100 mm
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30% better wide angle
Slightly cheaper $139.00 vs $495.79
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The best price we've seen is $357 cheaper (3.6x less)
Slightly smaller diameter 76 mm vs 79 mm
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Almost the same
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Magnification Great zoom Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF2:1 (2)
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM1:1 (1)
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Competitors

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Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro Canon EF

Portrait lens

$465

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Auto focus Auto focus
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$374 - $394

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro

Macro lens

$1,099

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF Competitors

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

Travel lens

$199

Zoom range Much more zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Magnification Much less magnification

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